Sunday, 4 November 2012

Robert Pattinson puffing electronic cigarette, again

Now Pattinson is trying the electronic cigarettes at the behest of his idol DiCaprio who has been using them for many years. Pattinson will next be seen in `Breaking Dawn 2`, final movie of the `Twilight` franchise. IANS. First Published: Sunday ...Zee News


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Sunday, 22 July 2012

Tips, Advice And Ideas For Quitting Smoking

Being a smoker can impose some awkward demands on your life.

You have to stop conversation and go outside to have a cigarette, and you can be downright intolerable if you aren't able to smoke. If you are ready to finally kick this dangerous addiction, read on. This article contains plenty of techniques to help you stop smoking.

If you want to stay motivated and stick to your goal of not smoking, remind yourself of the serious health problems that smoking causes. You may be shocked to see pictures of cancer patient's diseased gums and lungs, or to read the stories of individuals who have lost loved ones to diseases caused by smoking.

If you need some extra motivation to quit smoking, keep your family and anyone else that would be affected if you were to get sick because this habit in your mind. One out of every five deaths can be tied to cigarettes! Do not allow yourself to become a statistic.

Make a list of methods you can use to help you quit smoking.

Sitting down and writing the ways to quit can instill an optimistic attitude and motivation for your journey. There are typically many different ways for accomplishing any given goal, and the people vary in which of these ways will be most effective for them. You have to figure out what works best for yourself and your lifestyle. Coming up with your personal list will accomplish this.

Quitting a smoking habit is hard enough, but dealing with your smoking triggers will help you out immensely. If you often smoked in your car, then create a new driving habit like listening to a book on tape or making a motivational driving playlist. This will help you to remove the associations these habits have with smoking. Try to find something to take your mind off of the subject.

Keep a list handy of healthy activities that you can do when cravings strike.

When you want a cigarette badly, it will be hard to think of anything but that, so seeing your list handy will give you options to chose from quickly. There are many thing you can put on your list, such as a brisk walk, a relaxing bath or doing a puzzle.

Reduce smoking. Smoking less can be a good place to begin your plan to quit smoking. You should try to wait an hour in the morning before you smoke. You can also try to only smoke half of a cigarette at a time to cut back on smoking.

Try using deep breathing exercises when you feel a craving for a smoke.

Breathe in using your nose while simultaneously counting to ten. Hold this breath for a few seconds, then slowly exhale out the mouth while counting to ten again. Breathing exercises can be a good distraction from the cravings and can reduce that urge-related stress. Not only does this technique calm you down, but it increases your awareness of how well your respiratory system recovers each day that you do not smoke.

Try joining a clinical trial to help you quit smoking. You will be able to test different treatments and be paid for your participation. Make sure that you understand the risks of taking part in research studies before you participate.

Do some exercising. Once you have quit smoking, it will be easier to adopt a fitness program. Endurance and lung capacity will improve noticeably. In addition, exercising regularly can help you avoid the weight gain associated with quitting smoking. The endorphins from a workout will help keep the edge off as you withdraw from nicotine.

Come up with a list with the top reasons you want to quit. Repeat them when you feel a craving come on, or when your motivation is lost. Doing so can help you to forget about the nicotine and get through the craving.

Substitue a healthy habit like exercise for your smoking.

Your mood is given a positive boost by the endorphins released in your body following a workout, making physical activity an effective way to keep your mind off smoking when you want to smoke. Also, when you exercise, your body's metabolism is offset which can help keep your weight in check because when you quit smoking, your body reacts by decreasing things like your metabolism.

Use sense when eating. If you are trying to quit smoking, it's not the best time to go on a diet. Make sure you are eating healthy, balanced meals. Smoking probably affected the way that healthy foods like fruits, vegetables and milk tasted to you. Eating these types of food will not only boost your health but also help you quit smoking.

Make your home a smoke-free environment, when you are trying to cut back on your smoking habit. It is much easier to quit smoking, if the convenience of it is taken out of the equation. If you need to be outside when smoking, you will be less comfortable doing so regularly.

Sleep is your friend when you are quitting smoking. Don't allow yourself to become overly fatigued. When your body is telling you that you need to sleep, listen. Sleeping can help pass the time during a difficult nicotine withdrawal. Extra sleep can also help your body heal itself.

It takes commitment to get through the process of quitting, meaning you need to make the decision to do so. Failure to successfully quit can often be attributed to not keeping the right mental attitude and simply resigning to giving up. It's possible to remain committed by thinking about the reasons you want to quit.

Quitting smoking is a very serious challenge. This doesn't need to be an impossible task. It will take some time, plus willpower and patience to quit. It can never hurt to have good information to work with, as well. Use the tips from the article above, and you will be smoke free before you know it

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

New Stop Smoking Drug

Special Drug Tricks Your Brain Out Of Liking Tobacco

Here is an article I read just this morning, and it really made my morning and set me up for a happy day.  I hope it will have the same effect on you - it really should, because it is a good article, and we both deserve a little happiness in life, especially during the morning.  Some folks just do it right; this doctor Hogan is one of them.  How many people, doctors or otherwise, can wake up in the morning and say, I saved lives today?  There are probably few folks on this planet who have done as much for humanity as has this doctor Hogan.  We must all be inspired and glad to read of such a man, a truly holy brother to his brothers in the human race.

49,000 people free from tobacco, thanks to him

A legal drug that tricks the brain into letting it attack the body offends Dr. Patrick Hogan III. It offends the Tacoma doctor so much that he’s volunteered the last 20 years, dragging its victims back from addiction.

He got his thank-you note last weekend. It came complete with scrollwork, the state seal and a fancy typeface.

Gov. Chris Gregoire proclaimed May 19 Franciscan Health System Freedom from Tobacco Day. Gregoire cited the 49,000-some people who have gone through the four-week class and stuck with the support group Hogan founded in 1992. These thousands are, without exception, happy they got the help to quit.

We should be, too. They have saved us millions in health costs we’d otherwise help pay through our insurance premiums and taxes.

Hogan shares the honor with colleagues and volunteers at St. Joseph Medical Center, St. Anthony, St. Francis and St. Clare hospitals. Franciscan takes smoking cessation seriously, so much so that last year it adopted a policy requiring all new employees to have a tobacco-free lifestyle.
Forty thousand graduates of this program!  That's forty thousand lives lengthened, forty thousand more men and women who will live into old age now, and be with their grandchildren.  The articlecorrectly points out that the health of these forty-thousand folks will save society and the country enormous sums of money, which can then be spent on education and on enriching the lives of others.  How must Doctor Hogan feel, knowing he has done so much for humanity?

“Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of disease and death in our country,” Hogan said last week at the office where he practices neurology.

Neurology, by the way, is not one of the fields in which docs fight the damage smoking does to the body. But a neurologist is the right person to explain to smokers how they’ve been suckered by the tobacco industry.

“Nicotine binds with the brain, which releases dopamine, which makes you feel really good,” he said. “Initially, you get the buzz from dopamine.”

That buzz is addictive, he said – addictive, short-lived and stingy. “After a while, you’re not getting the dopamine. You’re getting the discomfort of withdrawal. You have a very powerful urge to get that return of the dopamine level.”

Steve and Diana Anderson had smoked for 27 years when Steve’s brother bugged them to see what the Hogan’s Freedom from Tobacco Support Group at St. Joseph Hospital was all about.

“We went for a month or a month and a half before we set our quit date,” Steve Anderson said.

As with manyof the best preachers and the greatest teachers, they had been there themselves, and they worked their system on themselves.  He and his wife, his God-given helpmeet, worked on their problem together.  How's that for setting an example, both for their own children and for the community, and indeed for the whole world.  They understood the suffering that it could cause to quit, but they undertook that suffering voluntarily and for themselves.

They founded Freedom From Tobacco and saw real results from their work.

Thanks to them, if there were a cake with 20 candles, there are many thousands of people in Pierce County with enough breath to blow them out.

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Monday, 7 May 2012

Electronic Cigarette Smokeless Smoking

During the last generation, the percentage of people who smoke has greatly declined, and it is likely to do so even more. For some, it is easy to stop - they just throw away their last pack, and they think no more about it. For others, and indeed for most others, giving up smoking is far harder. There have been many ways invented and introduced to help them. Some methods have worked better than others. We have all heard about Electronic cigarettes, and how they can help people quit smoking. They are said to do some truly good things and to help those who try them. Electronic cigarettes are becoming more common as more and more people try to stop smoking. Do they work? I was just poking around SurfKY, when I found this personal testimonial: I think it might help people decide whether or not to try e-cigarettes as a way to stop smoking.

E-Cigs—Just Blowing Smoke?

John Bond, a former smoker of 25 years, explains that he was previously consuming between one and two packs of cigarettes each day. As a result, Bond says that he was coughing up large amounts of phlegm nearly every morning—a habit that was quickly becoming an annoyance. While he was well aware of the many health and safety risks associated with smoking, as nearly all smokers are, Melissa notes that acommercial about the effects of secondhand cigarette smoke on childrenfinally broke the camel’s proverbial back.
His wife said, “I always told him that he needed to stop, but it was a TV commercial that prompted him to finally call it quits,” says Melissa. “It shows a mother putting a child in a car seat, making sure all the safety straps are locked down. Then she gets in, rolls up all the windows, and lights a cigarette.” Surely such a brilliant commercial would motivate anyone to want to stop smoking, no? It was such an effective piece of anti-smoking propaganda that I felt it in my lungs just from reading about it.
“It tasted bad and the battery life was terrible. I didn’t like it at all, but I knew I wanted to go to something else other than cigarettes,” says John. “I tried a few different things, but they just didn’t work. Then, after I tried one of my friend’s E-Cigs for about a week, I went online and ordered one like we sell today. I’ve been cigarette-free since October, 2011.”
Along with a complete lack of cravings, John notes that the E-Cig allowed him to avoid the intense phases of irritabilityassociated with quitting cigarettes cold turkey. His decision to quit even made it possible for him to run an entire 5K race earlier this year without any problems whatsoever—a feat he says would have been next to impossible when he was still smoking 20-40 cigarettes every day. Read more on e cigs Just BLowing Wind So, it looks like electronic cigarettes are indeed worth a try. I am sure there is no one method of giving up smoking that is appropriated to everybody, but I am equally certain that one of the smoking-cessation techniques that should be high on everyone's list should be this one, the most recently developed - electronic cigarettes. They worked for John - they really helped him turn his life around, so that he can run races now. It is very possible that e cigarettes added years to his life. Modern technology has done this for John. Is your life less precious than John's? I am sure mine isn't! I have been using these electronic cigarette for many months now, and I have managed to cut down on my use of regular cigarettes. It worked for John, it is beginning to work for me, and I hope it will work for you as well. I share my experience with you; now tell me about yours! We can all stop smoking and be healthy together. It gives me a warm, happy feeling to share my experience with you, and it would be a warmer, happier feeling to know that I have helped you at least this little bit

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Sunday, 6 May 2012

Information On Electronic Cigarettes

If you are a smoker looking for a healthier alternative, perhaps you should try an electronic cigarette. Available with a nicotine free cartridge, or a nicotine cartridge, an electronic cigarette is battery-powered and atomises a flavoured liquid to produce a smoke-like vapour without any of the negative effects like those found in conventional cigarettes. There is no carbon monoxide, tar, ash or harmful cancer causing chemicals in an electronic cigarette.

To satisfy your taste sensations, an electronic cigarette is available in many flavours to cater to anything your tastebuds desire. It is a much healthier elusion than a real cigarette, as well as being a lot less risky. The rechargeable battery in an electronic cigarette means that it can be charged very quickly and used anywhere. Remember, because it produces vapour rather than smoke, it can be used indoors where smoking is not allowed. In the long run, an electronic cigarette is also going to save you money as you won't have to keep buying cigarettes to satisfy your craving - all you have to do is recharge.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Another ban on electronic cigarettes?

All These Bans On Electronic Cigarettes Makes You Think...

From Cohasset Massachusetts comes the latest controversy on electronic cigarettes. Whats the big deal ban after ban it seems the electronic cigarette is taking a serious beating, but meantime one of the biggest cigarettte companies have spent $130 million dollars in cash on Blu Cigs read more here about Lorilards purchase Here

Below is the article about the ban in cohasset, I thought It was preetty interesting and downrite ridiculous!

Cohasset to consider ban on electronic cigarettes

COHASSET — Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, do not contain tobacco, tar, or any of the harmful chemicals packed into traditional cigarettes. But these modern-day nicotine delivery devices may soon be outlawed in certain parts of Cohasset.

The town’s board of health will ask town meeting voters on May 12 to amend the community’s smoking bylaws to ban the use of e-cigarettes in all locations where traditional cigarettes are not allowed. This includes business offices, restaurants, athletic fields, bars, train stations and other spaces where crowds typically gather.

“It’s a new-make tobacco product,” Cohasset health inspector Tara Tradd said of e-cigarettes.

If voters approve the new by-law, Cohasset would become the first South Shore town to implement the ban on e-cigarettes, according to the non-profit Massachusetts Municipal Association. Nineteen cities and towns in the state, including Boston, have adopted the ban by inserting e-cigarettes into their respective anti-smoking laws.

In recent years, state and federal health officials have raised concerns about the unknown effects of e-cigarettes. Tradd said scientists haven’t researched the products, invented in 2003, thoroughly enough to conclude whether they are harmful.

Many critics of e-cigarettes also claim the devices can lead non-smokers, including children, to smoke traditional cigarettes. Although there are nicotine-free e-cigarettes, many people use the devices to get their nicotine fix without having to inhale the chemicals from traditional cigarettes.

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Please comment below and let us know how you feel about all these electronic cigarette bans, I would say ban cigarettes no e cigarettes!


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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

How are SNFs handling residents who use e-cigarettes?

If they want to use e cigarettes let them!

Someone gets to a nusing facilty ans wants to smoke an e cigarette I say you let them! goodness me its a lot better than a normal cigarette that for sure. According to The American Association of Public Health Physicians “because the possibility exists to save the lives of four million of the eight million current adult American smokers who will otherwise die of a tobacco-related illness over the next 20 years.”

Its plain and simple the e-cigarette or electronic cigarettes as they are also called emits an odorless vapor and has no harmful smoke or toxins so even though research is limited on the e cigarette and even though it is still a little bit controversial its clearly saving peoples lives and helping people kick the habit and smoke less toxins.

How are SNFs handling residents who use e-cigarettes?

Q: We have a new resident who is smoking the e-cigarette. What are facilities doing with it?

A: An electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, is an electrical device that simulates the act of tobacco smoking by producing an inhaled mist bearing the physical sensation, appearance and often the flavor and nicotine content of inhaled tobacco smoke; though without its odor, it is intended to eliminate health risks. The device uses heat (or in some cases, ultrasonics) to vaporize a liquid solution into an aerosol mist.

In speaking with a dozen or more facilities, the e-cigarette seems to be handled in an individual facility- or corporate-wide policy. Many facilities are not allowing it at all; others allow it after the resident is deemed by the doctor or advanced practice nurse to be safe at handling the device.

It does seem that all of the facilities allowing the e-cigarette keep the charging device at the nurses' station, just to keep an eye on how often it is smoked, and to monitor on an ongoing basis for safety.

The e cigarette as you see is still little bit controversial and the reasons are ridiculous! Smokeless smoking is smokeless and not only is it smokeless but its also toxin-less! I say if you wanna smoke an e cigarette as opposed to a real one then the results will be far better in the long run.

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